marumotoMember of the following committees:

AGR - Agriculture
CPC - Consumer Protection & Commerce
JUD - Judiciary
TCI - Tourism, Culture, & International Affairs


  • Married to Richard A. Coons
  • Children Marshall, Jay, Wendy Suite, and Megan; stepsons Ted and Charles Coons
  • Seven grandchildren


  • University of Hawaii, BA sociology
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles SS
  • San Francisco State University

Political Office

  • State House of Representatives since 1978
  • Delegate Constitutional Convention 1978


  • Commercial real estate associate
  • Honolulu Club Membership Department
  • Researcher, State Senate Republican Office
  • Aide, Representative John Carroll and Senator Fred Rohlfing


  • Honorary Board member, HUGS
  • Past President, Organization of Women Leaders
  • Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
  • Kaimuki Business & Professional Association
  • Small Business Hawaii
  • The Outdoor Circle
  • Junior League of Honolulu - Sustaining Member
  • Miss Hawaii Scholarship Program Development Committee
  • Kaimuki Lions Club
  • AARP
  • Japanese American Citizens League
  • Kahala Community Association
  • Oahu YWCA - Life Member
  • Waialae Iki Ridge Community Association
  • Board Member, UH College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Association
  • Kahala Business Association
  • Historic Hawaii Foundation
  • Past President, Women's Legislative Network, Natl. Conf. of State Legislatures
  • Friends of the Medical School - Life Member
  • Women In Government - State Director


  • Presidents Award, Hawaii Women Lawyers 2006
  • OWLS Outstanding Women Leader-Public Sector 1994
  • Women in Communication - Honolulu Headliner Award 1985
  • Certificate for Patriotic Civilian Service 1985 - Army
  • Legislator of the Year - National Republican Legislators Association 1992
  • Select Committee on Standards of Conduct 2008

Member of the Republican party

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